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    Richard Lorber Elected Chair of Film Forum Board

    Richard Lorber will return to the position of Chair of Film Forum's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Lorber was previously Chair of Film Forum's Board of Directors from 2005-2008, and is currently the President and CEO of Lorber HT Digital, distributing specialty films and classics under i...

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    23 World Premieres Set For Edinburgh Fest

    At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced the full program for the 63rd edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 17 - 28 June, will host twenty-three World premieres, and sixteen...

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    Groth Named Sundance Director of Programming

    Trevor Groth is taking over the reins as Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival effective immediately. Groth takes the position after John Cooper, who previously held the position, was appointed Director of the Sundance Film Festival following the departure of longtime event head Geo...

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    Venice's "Sugisball" Finds a Home at Strand

    U.S. rights to Estonian director Veiko Ounpuu's Venice International Film Festival feature "Sugisball" has been picked up by Strand Releasing.

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    Four More Years: Barker and Bernard Remain at Sony Classics Helm

    Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard have signed on for four more years with Sony Pictures Entertainment. The deal will extend the 18 year relationship with Sony Pictures and allows Barker and Bernard to continue to oversee the banner’s film slate as well as day-to-day...

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    Peach Arch To Bring "God" To Cannes

    Peace Arch Entertainment has acquired international sales rights to Peter Rodger's doc "Oh My God," and is introducing the film to foreign buyers for the first time at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.

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    Academy Announces Student Award Finalists

    Thirty-six students from 20 colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 36th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

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    SilverDocs to Debut a "Convention" Centerpiece

    SilverDocs will screen the world premiere of ensemble documentary, "Convention" as its Centerpiece screening, the festival, which takes place June 15 - 22 in Silver Springs, MD. Assembled by director AJ Schnack ("Kurt Cobain About a Son") a group of doc filmmakers capture last year's Democratic National Convention, which went on to nominate Barack Obama as its candidate for President of the U.S. Joined by Laura Poitras ("My Country, My Country"), Paul Taylor ("We Are Together"), Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar ("A Lion in the House"), Daniel Junge ("They Killed Sister Dorothy"), Nathan Truesdell and David Wilson, the film captures Denver thr...

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    Yakin's "Death in Love" Arouses July Release

    U.S. rights to Boaz Yakin's "Death in Love" have been picked up by Screen Media Films. The film, starring Josh Lucas, Lukas Hass and Jacqueline Bisset and written and directed by Yakin ("Remember the Titans") will have a theatrical release in July, according to the company's president, Robert Baruc....

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    Cannes Rounds Out Competition Juries

    "Il Divo" director Paolo Sorrentino will head the 2009 Un Certain regard jury at the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today. Sorrentino, who's "Il Divo" won the Jury Prize in the program last year, will be surrounded by Julie Gayet (actress, France), Piers Handling (director of the Toronto In...

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